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Scrambler rescued from Mount Temple

On Tuesday (Aug. 4), Parks Canada dispatch received a call that a scrambler had fallen and was injured on the Mount Temple scramble route.
Mount Temple Route
A route description of Mount Temple. PARKS CANADA ILLUSTRATION

LAKE LOUISE – A 33-year-old woman was rescued after falling 150 metres while climbing near Lake Louise earlier this week.

According to Parks Canada officials, public safety specialists were dispatched around 3 p.m. Tuesday (Aug. 4) to Mount Temple after the scrambler fell. 

Alpine Helicopters Inc. was also immediately dispatched to the scene, located near Moraine Lake in Banff National Park, according communications officer Lindsey Mcpherson. 

A group of two were scrambling on Mount Temple, when a member of the party slipped and fell approximately 150 metres through a mix of snow and scree, coming to rest above a rock band.

Mcpherson said the scrambler fell between the “first grey rock band” and “second grey rock band,” which is often considered the crux of the route.

The injured climber was heli-slung to waiting EMS, where she was transferred by ground ambulance to the Village of Lake Louise. She was then transported via STARS Air Ambulance to Foothills Medical Centre in Calgary in serious but stable condition.

Evan Buhler

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